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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gingerbread man on the Tube

Lovely story & picture from Cole R, which really illustrates why people are mad to travel on the London Underground in any sort of bulky fancy dress:

Ginger Bread Man Tube

He said: "I happened to catch this on the Central line. The poor girl in the suit was quite hot and tired (as she fell asleep fairly quickly). The whole ride was quite amusing, though I felt a bit bad for her. She struggled throughout the ride as we all watched her try and get on the Tube in the clumsy feet, figure out what to do with her Oyster card (which was in her suit's hand), and get comfortable in a seat that clearly wasn't designed for someone of her build at that point.

Once she fell asleep, everybody that got on the Tube felt inclined to surreptitiously pull out their camera and snap a shot of it. The tourists loved it the most I think. My shot is above.

I suppose this suit kind of embodies how a lot of us feel travelling on the London Underground. Tired, hot, clumsy, struggling and not knowing what to do with our Oyster card. She should be seen as the patron saint of Tube travellers.

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